by Kim Sirois Pita
Have you noticed the dynamics of your work environment changing right before your eyes? Our technology-connected youth are swooping in with their infinite wisdom and scooping up the jobs once occupied by our elders. We are in the midst of a true generational shift stemming from the reality of the graying […]
Connecticut is one of five states providing state residents with the most comprehensive online access to government spending data, according to an analysis by the U.S. Public Interest Research Group (USPIRG).
Nationwide, government spending transparency is improving, but many states still lag far behind, according to “Following the Money 2016: How the 50 States Rate […]
It may not be widely recognized, but the Greater Hartford area has become a dynamic, participatory, collaborative regional ecosystem. And during National Workforce Development Week, which is celebrated nationally this week, that is an especially salient development.
What exactly does that mean? First, the definition: any time that partners within a region come together to […]
The topic of the evening is an exploration of conversation in the digital age, as two Hartford institutions come together to bring some perspective to how we communicate in the age of technology, and how we don’t.
On Wednesday, May 4, The Connecticut Forum in partnership with the Mark Twain House & Museum will present […]
The City of Meriden is seeking $2 million from the State of Connecticut to improve six roadway sections in downtown Meriden, to improve traffic flow, improve accessibility and increase safety for vehicles, bicyclists and pedestrians traveling within Meriden’s Transit Oriented Development (TOD) zoning district.
The grant application is the latest effort as part of the […]
In an analysis highlighted by the Connecticut Institute for the 21st Century, well-known economist Don Klepper-Smith, in a newsletter to clients of economic forecasting consultancy DataCore Partners, is voicing concerns about Connecticut’s economic prospects, short and long-term. His views come as the legislature grapples with approximately a billion dollars in projected deficit, and the Institute […]
by Mary Glassman
The stroke of midnight on May 4 will signal the official close of Connecticut’s 2016 legislative session. Regardless of what bills pass during the last few days at the Capitol, this session clearly marks the beginning of a bold approach to regional cooperation, and it paves the way for us to meet […]
Five years ago, America’s philanthropic community recognized it had a problem, not uncommon in board rooms nationwide – a lack of diversity. More than a dozen organizations with connections to thousands of grantmakers came together to found the D5 Coalition to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in philanthropy. Now, the coalition’s final report on […]
West Hartford’s Complete Streets policy, adopted in 2015, has been named the second best new policy in the nation by Smart Growth America and the Complete Streets Coalition. The coalition highlighted 16 communities nationwide for their outstanding new policies, among 82 communities that adopted Complete Streets policies during the year. Nationwide, there are now […]
Earth Day 2016 – celebrated on April 22 – will be observed in communities throughout Connecticut this weekend, against the backdrop of a new state-by-state analysis that ranks Connecticut as the 7th “greenest” state in the nation.
WalletHub’s analysts compared the 50 states across three key dimensions: 1) Environmental Quality, 2) Eco-Friendly Behaviors and […]
Dr. Gary Ginsberg, a Senior Toxicologist with the Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) has been awarded the “Public Communications Award” by the Society of Toxicology, an international organization dedicated to enhancing the impact and relevance of toxicology.
Dr. Ginsberg was recognized by the organization for his efforts in explaining complex toxicology issues to the […]
Unemployment in Connecticut nudged upwards in March from a month earlier, but remained slightly below a year ago. The state’s jobless rate of 5.7 was higher than the national rate of 5.0 percent and the highest in New England.
Nationwide, the regional and state unemployment rates were generally little changed in March, according to the […]